Don’t load your last save. Baldur’s Gate 3 is an immersive experience that rewards thinking out of the box, making creative decisions and sticking with it.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is out now and having played the game’s early access to death there’s one thing I learned when playing a title with this much scope and ambition – that is, to enjoy the ride and accept the outcome of your actions and decisions you make in the game, whether good or not so good. Your journey with the game should feel unique and apart from everyone else’s playthrough and by reloading and seeing what options or approach will work best, I believe greatly diminishes the overall experience, not to mention the replay value of the game.
If you have tried the early access, you’ll know from the opening scenario that the game throws you out into a vastly dynamic world and part of the game’s wonderful mechanic is how they let you decide how to say and act towards your party members and NPC’s. BG 3 makes you feel that every option will have an impactful ripple down the line. Never once I felt that this game was “on-rails” or black and white with its story and dialogue. Your decisions have weight and the more you commit to your choices, the more you will appreciate the game and the amount of love that the developers at Larian Studios poured into this once in a decade title.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is a role-playing game. Before translating the Dungeons & Dragons ruleset into digital form, the game was originally played pen and paper style with friends on a table. Your IRL persona permeates to your chosen role or character which is, in a way could possibly be a reflection of your own actions, thoughts and beliefs in the real world. By embracing the role of your character and all the decision-making that it includes, it creates for a more fun and memorable experience. This is true for tabletop (because it naturally has no take-backsies) and I believe this is what Larian wants you to experience as well.
Sure, min-max all you want during character creation but after that, just enjoy the ride. Don’t load your last save – unless you don’t have a choice but to do it, of course. 😉
Baldur’s Gate III is out now for the PC, with the PlayStation 5 version following first week September. What a great time to be a gamer.